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Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture
Jul23
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture

Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture is a new exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center honoring the late Chicago architect and style icon. Get to know…

Friday July 23
11:00 a.m.Sunday October 31
5:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
The Boxes Experience
Aug14
Dec1
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Boxes Experience

What is Boxed Experience? An Interactive Theatrical Activation where we immerse you into a new, Transformative Adventure. In this world, you’ll have total control as…

Saturday August 14
12:00 p.m.Wednesday December 1
9:00 p.m.
bookspace@boxedxp.com
150 W Roosevelt Rd
Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!
Sep2
Oct28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!

Tight Ship Comedy has been entertaining the Chicago’s South Loop area with live the best local and national live stand up comedy. Located in the…

Thursday September 2
8:00 p.m.Thursday October 28
9:00 p.m.
755 S Clark St
755 South Clark Street
The Clinic
Sep9
Oct10
Theatre & Performing Arts

The Clinic

Congo Square Theatre Company (Congo Square), one of the nation’s premier African American theatres, launches its 2021-2022 season with THE CLINIC, introducing the old-school serial…

Thursday September 9Sunday October 10
Virtual
Neon and Light Museum
Sep9
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Neon and Light Museum

The new Neon and Light Museum pop-up invites guests to stand in, under and around some seventy professional neon and light-based sculptures in a dazzling…

Thursday September 9
4:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
6:00 p.m.
Neon and Light Museum
325 West Huron
Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!
Sep9
Oct28
Theatre & Performing Arts

Tight Ship Comedy! A live stand-up comedy show!

Tight Ship Comedy has been entertaining the Chicago’s South Loop area with live the best local and national live stand up comedy. Located in the…

Thursday September 9
8:00 p.m.Thursday October 28
9:00 p.m.
Half Sour
755 South Clark Street
Wicker Park-Bucktown Art Quest
Sep15
Tours & Attractions

Wicker Park-Bucktown Art Quest

Take part in our upcoming month–long event to celebrate the roots of Art in WPB. Art enthusiasts will go on a self-curated quest to check…

Wednesday September 15Friday October 15
Wicker Park/Bucktown
5K Route Available Upon Registration
A La Française: The French Way
Sep17
Dec31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

A La Française: The French Way

This fall, join Springboard Arts for the opening of its next exhibition, “A La Française: The French Way.” Unprecedented events – like the pandemic –…

Friday September 17
11:00 a.m.Friday December 31
3:00 p.m.
Springboard Arts Chicago
1910 W. North Ave.
International Latino Theatre Festival
Sep23
Oct17
Theatre & Performing Arts

International Latino Theatre Festival

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the citywide annual DESTINOS: Chicago International Latino Theater Festival is back for its fourth outing ready to showcase…

Thursday September 23Sunday October 17
Citywide
Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater
Sep29
Jan9
Theatre & Performing Arts

Blue Man Group at the Briar Street Theater

Enjoy a performance of the legendary Blue Man Group, one of Chicago’s longest-running shows, at the Briar Street Theater. This worldwide performance troupe, whose hilarious…

Wednesday September 29, 2021
12:00 a.m.Sunday January 9, 2022
12:00 a.m.
Briar Street Theater
3133 N Halsted St
Tavern On The Point Grand Re Opening Weekend
Sep30
Oct3
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Tavern On The Point Grand Re Opening Weekend

Tavern On The Point will be hosting a Grand Opening Weekend Sept. 30 through Oct. 3. Tavern On The Point opened in 2020, in the…

Thursday September 30Sunday October 3
Tavern on the Point
6724 N Northwest Hwy
Jaelo’s Annual Paella Festival
Sep30
Oct3
Festivals, Fairs & Special Events

Jaelo’s Annual Paella Festival

Celebrate the culture and flavors of Spain with the nation’s most iconic dish at Jaleo’s 19th Annual Paella Festival! Since 2002, we have been honoring…

Thursday September 30
4:00 p.m.Sunday October 3
10:00 p.m.
Jaleo
500 N Clark St #465
Illuminations: An Edgewater Art Experience
Oct1
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Illuminations: An Edgewater Art Experience

CHICAGO (October 1, 2021) – To bring art and light to available storefronts and areas that have been affected by the ongoing pandemic and CTA…

Friday October 1Sunday October 31
Edgewater, Chicago
1210 W Rosedale
Open House Chicago
Oct1
Oct31
Tours & Attractions

Open House Chicago

The Chicago Architecture Center is proud to host the annual Open House Chicago (OHC) a month-long celebration showcasing Chicago’s built environment. This October, the Chicago Architecture Center hosts an…

Friday October 1Sunday October 31
Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre
Oct1
Oct2
Theatre & Performing Arts

Comedy Hour at Annoyance Theatre

Each week, Chicago comics bring the freshest, most experimental new material to the Annoyance for the Comedy Hour. The weekly show is an eclectic mix…

Friday October 1
12:00 a.m.Saturday October 2
1:00 a.m.
Annoyance Theatre & Bar
851 W. Belmont Ave., 2nd Fl.
Halloween at Museum of Illusions Chicago
Oct1
Oct31
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Halloween at Museum of Illusions Chicago

Museum of Illusions Chicago has completely transformed into the Museum of Spooky Illusions! Come join us during the month of October and experience mind-bending illusions…

Friday October 1
10:00 a.m.Sunday October 31
9:00 p.m.
museum of illusions chicago
25 E Washington St.
Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!
Oct1
Oct31
Theatre & Performing Arts

Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games!

Holy Ghost Bingo: God, Goblins, & Games is a Halloween-themed interactive comedy play. The premise is that Mrs. Mary Margaret O’Brien, a former nun, is…

Friday October 1
8:00 p.m.Sunday October 31
10:00 p.m.
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Joel Corry at PRYSM
Oct1
Oct2
Music & Comedy

Joel Corry at PRYSM

Joel Corry PRYSM Nightclub 1543 North Kingsbury Street Chicago, IL 60642 312-546-4141 FRI OCT 1, 2021 – 10:00 PM Ages: 21 & Over Doors Open:…

Friday October 1
10:00 p.m.Saturday October 2
4:00 a.m.
PRYSM
1543 North Kingsbury Street
WingOut Chicago
Oct2
Music & Comedy

WingOut Chicago

Green Curtain Events is proud to present WingOut Festival 2021 featuring the greatest chicken wings Chicago has to offer! WingOut Chicago is an outdoor, chicken…

Saturday October 2
St. Michael’s Church Parking Lot in Old Town
456 W Eugenie St
Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience
Oct2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience

Black Summer: Race, Resistance and Resilience, inspired by James Baldwin’s No Name in the Street, showcases the work of 11 photographers of color during the…

Saturday October 2
Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago Avant-Garde
Oct2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Chicago Avant-Garde

Chicago Avant-Garde puts the spotlight on Chicago as a site of historic, boundary-pushing experimentation in art, literature, and dance. At the center of the exhibition…

Saturday October 2
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Future Fossils: SUM
Oct2
Museums, Galleries & Exhibitions

Future Fossils: SUM

Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on Chicago’s vibrant South Side, announces a major new sculpture exhibition by Chicago…

Saturday October 2
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown
Oct2
Tours & Attractions

Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown

Greektown Chicago is proud to present its new outdoor art exhibit Hello Helios: The warming suns of Chicago’s Greektown, with 24 vibrant three-dimensional artworks lining…

Saturday October 2
Greektown Chicago
300 S. Halsted
Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow
Oct2
Virtual Event

Hot Pink, or Ready to Blow

It’s Pompeii meets Heathers as New American Folk Theatre continues its “season of audio theatre” with a new studio recording of its 2018 hit comedy Hot Pink, or Ready to…

Saturday October 2
New American Folk Theatre
Virtual Event
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